Scope groups in NS1’s Enterprise DDI specify DHCP server configuration. Scope groups contain scopes, which indicate the pools of IP addresses for which the server can give leases.
All scopes and reservations in the NS1 DDI platform must be associated with a scope group. You can manage scopes and reservations when you drill down to view individual scopes and reservations from the scope groups page.
Scope group settings include general configuration options, such as the type (DHCPv4 or DHCPv6), service definition, or length of time for which a client’s lease is valid. A scope group can be used to specify common DHCPv4 or DHCPv6 options for all of the scopes and reservations associated with that scope group. For example, if every client should use the same DNS servers, the DHCP option can be specified at the scope group and scope level. Ping check is another configuration option that can be set at the scope group and scope levels; when this feature is enabled, the DHCP server pings the IP of a lease that is about to be offered to ensure that the IP is not still in use.
Finally, you can also set tags and permission tags for each scope group. Tags allow you to search and discover at scale, control access, and delegate resources to your teams effectively for management. Rapidly categorize your objects, creating hierarchies between them with tags.
This article includes instructions for:
Viewing scope groups
In the NS1 DDI portal, navigate to DHCP > Management to view a list of existing scope groups and their usage.
You can view or edit the DHCP settings or tags and permission tags for a scope group by selecting it, then opening the Options or Metadata tabs on the right side of the screen:
Learn more about the scopes or reservations in a scope group by drilling down into it. Select the scope group, then click the > (“drill down”) icon above the scope group list:
Creating a scope group
- In the NS1 DDI portal, navigate to DHCP > Management.
- Add a new scope group:
- Click the + (“create new”) icon in the upper-right corner.
- Complete the fields in the form, such as the name, service definition, and type of scope group. Be sure to configure any DHCPv4 or DHCPv6 options in this dialog.
Editing scope group settings
- Click the menu icon on the right side of the scope group that you want to edit, then select Edit DHCP Options:
- Modify the settings of the scope group in the Edit Scope Group Settings dialog:
Deleting a scope group
Click the menu icon on the right side of the scope group that you want to edit, then select Delete: